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Ironman Brazil 2018: Age Group Results and Kona Qualification

The second race of the weekend was Ironman Brazil. No longer the South American Championship for 2018, the race came with the standard 40 age group Kona slots. This year’s results look to fall largely in line with previous races.

Distribution of Finisher Splits at Ironman Brazil 2018 Compared with 2008-2017

The distributions for this year’s race adhere closely to the patterns shown by the previous decade of results. Only the swim stands out as faster at this year’s event, but it’s too small an element of the day to impact on the overall splits. Bike and run, possibly trend very slightly slower, but not significantly.

DNS and DNF Rates at Ironman Brazil
Year
Listed Athletes
Swim Finish
Swim DNS/DNF
Bike Finish
Bike DNF
Run Finish
Run DNF
Overall DNS/DNF
2006
1053
976
7.3%
960
1.6%
938
2.3%
10.9%
2007
1260
1178
6.5%
1140
3.2%
1126
1.2%
10.6%
2008
1315
1235
6.1%
1162
5.9%
1185
9.9%
2009
1388
1263
9%
1235
2.2%
1209
2.1%
12.9%
2010
1626
1477
9.2%
1444
2.2%
1399
3.1%
14%
2011
1822
1557
14.5%
2012
1929
1477
23.4%
1648
1383
16.1%
28.3%
2013
1924
1707
11.3%
1642
3.8%
1620
1.3%
15.4%
2014
1641
1552
5.4%
1556
1581
2015
1905
1680
11.8%
1657
1.4%
1602
3.3%
15.9%
2016
1845
1644
10.9%
1597
2.9%
1556
2.6%
15.7%
2017
2207
2196
0.5%
2140
2.6%
2083
2.7%
6.3%
2018
1872
1851
1.1%
1807
2.4%
1759
2.7%
4.9%

DNF and DNS numbers from Brazil have often been a little confusing with more times for later stages of the race than earlier ones. Bearing that in mind and the presence of DNS numbers in older statistics this year still looks to have had quite light levels of DNF.

Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Brazil 2018
Median Splits by Age Group at Ironman Brazil 2008-2017

The age group medians largely follow the trends established in the distribution charts. Very similar times comparing this year with the previous decade of results. The swim being the only element that might differ by much.

Top 10 Nationalities at Ironman Brazil
Country
Count
Percentage
Brazil
1545
75.3
Argentinia
223
10.9
Chile
85
4.1
United States
40
2
?
31
1.5
Paraguay
25
1.2
Ecuador
13
0.6
France
9
0.4
Peru
8
0.4
Mexico
7
0.3
Ironman Brazil 2018 Predicted Kona Qualifiers by Country
Country
Percentage of Slots
Percentage of Field
Brazil
67.5
75.3
Argentinia
12.5
10.9
United States
7.5
2.0
Chile
2.5
4.1
Paraguay
2.5
1.2
Belgium
2.5
0.1
France
2.5
0.4

Most of the athletes come from South America and most of the slots stay within South America.

Changes in Male Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Brazil
Changes in Female Finishing Times by Position at Ironman Brazil

Over the last 10 years the results across age groups have actually been quite consistent. 2011 stands out for a unusually slow race, but the last 6 years have been similar. 2018 follows that pattern and doesn’t deviate much from recent races.

Ironman Brazil 2018 Predicted Kona Qualification Times
Age Group
Slots
Winner
Average Kona Qualifier
Final Qualifier
M18-24
1
09:11:12
09:11:12
09:11:12
M25-29
2
08:55:33
09:00:16
09:05:00
M30-34
3
08:57:33
09:00:59
09:03:53
M35-39
6
08:58:32
09:14:46
09:22:47
M40-44
5
09:11:30
09:22:11
09:33:22
M45-49
3
09:15:43
09:20:38
09:24:25
M50-54
2
09:36:04
09:47:41
09:59:18
M55-59
2
10:31:07
10:33:00
10:34:54
M60-64
1
10:37:07
10:37:07
10:37:07
M65-69
1
11:22:36
11:22:36
11:22:36
M70-74
1
11:49:39
11:49:39
11:49:39
F18-24
1
10:17:57
10:17:57
10:17:57
F25-29
1
10:55:44
10:55:44
10:55:44
F30-34
1
09:48:17
09:48:17
09:48:17
F35-39
2
09:30:46
09:49:51
10:08:57
F40-44
2
09:52:46
10:09:12
10:25:38
F45-49
1
09:59:01
09:59:01
09:59:01
F50-54
1
10:55:38
10:55:38
10:55:38
F55-59
1
11:15:18
11:15:18
11:15:18
F60-64
1
12:33:17
12:33:17
12:33:17
F65-69
1
13:57:52
13:57:52
13:57:52

Based on the athlete list I’ve estimated the slot allocation for the race and from that the automatic qualification times. Actual numbers may have varied and the roll down might influence final qualifier times. You can compare with other Ironman races on my Kona qualification page.

Top Twenty Male Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Brazil 2018
Top Twenty Female Performances and Kona Qualification by Age Group at Ironman Brazil 2018

For the top twenty in each age group this year’s race comes in a little faster than the average (which is pulled down by those 2011 times). Not the fastest times for the course, but up there with the faster races.

You can access a spreadsheet of the full results from Ironman Brazil 2018 on my Google Drive.

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